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Chiefs vs. Texans: Figuring Out The Jamaal Charles And Thomas Jones Matchup

The Kansas City Chiefs enter the Houston Texans with one (of many) goal: Rush the football.

Whether they're playing the worst ranked pass defense or not -- the Texans are the worst -- the Chiefs still want to keep their identity and that's running the ball.

I asked the folks over at Battle Red Blog a simple question: Can the Texans stop the Chiefs rushing attack?

I sure hope so.  Overall, the Texans have been very good against the run this season.  That said, they have a troubling tendency to over-pursue, which could be a huge problem when it comes to containing a back like Jamaal Charles.  Without a doubt, the soft spot of the Texans' run defense is at DT; Amobi Okoye and Shaun Cody are typically mediocre at best, and they're lighter DTs who can be pushed around.  That'd be where I'd run Thomas Jones all day long.

The Chiefs say they base the carries each week off of matchups. Jamaal Charles was obviously the better option against the Indianapolis Colts, which is why he received the bulk of the carries. But in this case Battle Red Blog suggests that both of the Chiefs running backs may have a strength.

Who will be the best matchup on Sunday against the Texans?

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